Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.17%
Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.17%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ), which rose 2.83% or 0.310 points to trade at 11.250 at the close. B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) added 2.33% or 0.033 points to end at 1.429 and International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (MC: ICAG ) was up 2.21% or 0.172 points to 7.946 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which lost 6.30% or 0.129 points to trade at 1.918 in late trade. Grifols SA (MC: GRLS ) declined 3.42% or 0.880 points to end at 24.850 and Viscofan (MC: VIS ) shed 2.40% or 1.450 points to 59.000.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 101 to 76 and 17 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.43% or 5.30 to $1226.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.45% or 1.02 to hit $69.11 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.64 to trade at $74.91 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1708, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8917.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 94.23.
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